Ergotron’s new WorkFit A Sit-Stand Workstation is a sit stand desk designed for Apple users who want a better way to work while using an iMac.
This arm attaches to an existing desk and allows more range of motion so that users can work while sitting or standing, for better posture and better overall health. Unlike most other mounts, the Ergotron WorkFit A uses a lock in design that allows a user to place the iMac stand inside the included work surface so there is no need to spend money on a VESA adapter.
This type of sit stand desk connects to the desk you already have but retains a small workspace for use while standing. After using multiple sit-stand desks over the past four years this is an essential component of a good sit stand desk because it allows users to keep coffee or a notepad within reach.
Once assembled, users secure the iMac in the workstation component and can begin to move the desk to the level that fits them for sitting or standing. The WorkFit A offers 18.8-inches of lift from sitting to standing. One thing users must take into account is that this type of desk will push the user farther away from the actual desk, but the included keyboard mount makes this less of an issue and possibly a better fit than before.
The Ergotron WorkFit A is made of aluminum to match the design of the Apple iMac and can handle up to a 27-inch iMac. The desk works with the 2012 and newer iMac models in 21.5-inch and 27-inch versions as well as the 2009-2012 21.5-inch iMac models.
The sit stand iMac desk supports up to 25 pounds and connects to desks as thick as 2.5-inches thick and 31.5-inches deep. The mount allows users to pan the entire unit from right to left to get the best fit on a desk. The setup includes cable management which hides the cables for a cleaner installation and the keyboard area is designed with Apple’s Bluetooth keyboard and mouse in mind.
We’ve previously reviewed the WorkFit D, WorkFit S and WorkFit C sit stand desks from Ergotron with good marks for usability and improvements to how we feel at the end of the day. If you are interested in a standing desk, this guide will help you understand the benefits of a standing desk as well as offer measurements to build your own standing desk before spending money on a sit stand desk. A desk that converts from sitting to standing is great for users who want to be able to start day sitting and move to a standing position after coffee. This calculator will help you figure out how many more calories you burn while standing at work.
The WorkFit A is $699, which is not cheap, but worth it for users who want a better work environment. Ergotron also offers other sit-stand desks and solutions aimed at the iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and iPad a part of the WorkFit for Apple lineup.